Information Technology: Network Systems Operations

The Information Technology program prepares learners to assume leadership roles in Network Systems Operations within an organization. The program is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in the design, implementation, and maintenance of network and telecommunications systems for training and education organizations.

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Program Description

The IT Network Systems Operations program prepares students to apply technology within the constraints of efficiency, effectiveness, and reliability, as a strategic asset in the execution of an organization’s goals. Learners in the program employ Technology Systems as the background for the three main areas of focus that are its foundation: project planning and implementation, complex problem analysis and resolution, and small group communication.

The capstone experience for the program is an internship in technology systems operations to provide practical experience in applying technological skills in a real–world setting. All learners in the program must complete the capstone experience in their last or next–to–last semester of their program.

The program provides an alternative path to the short term, time-sensitive, narrowly focused, application-specific technical skills training provided by commercial training concerns or community colleges. Our course of study is highly technical. The program has a broader scope so that students enter the workforce with a combination of multiple, marketable, skills. Additional emphasis is placed on developing strategies for the application of the technologies in innovative ways. Special attention is also devoted to development of the planning and organizational skills required to implement and evolve complex systems as well as maintain them.

Online degrees may not be available in all states. If you are an out-of-state student, please review our State Authorization Status to confirm that the program is available in your state.

Department Contact

Dr. Lakshmi Prayaga
Associate Professor
Department of Information Technology


Catalog Description

Career Opportunities

By providing systemic, integrated, and evolutionary support for the creation, storage, and dissemination of information within an organization, information engineers are critical to achieving an organization's mission and goals. Our alumni are involved in a variety of high-tech fields. The curriculum is well-suited to each of these specific career paths: 

  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Instructional Systems
  • Training Technology Supervisor
  • Telecommunications Specialist
  • Web Site Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • Help Desk Support Specialist
  • Help Desk Coordinator
  • Distance Learning Technician
  • Field Engineer

Best Online Programs Bachelor's In Information Technology 2016

A Top Online Information Technology Program has ranked the UWF Information Engineering Technology program #9 in its the 2017 list of Best Online Programs in Information Technology! To find out more about this program, contact the Andrew Chavers at (850) 857-6359, Building 4, Room 229.


Download the IT NSO Academic Learning Compact: Information Technology Networking and Telecom Technologies ALC

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